Angry Joe Disables Comments And Ratings On Videos Following Backlash
Angry Joe Censorship
(Last Updated On: July 27, 2017)

Angry Joe Vargas is undergoing a community uprising over the fact that he recently announced that he won’t be putting out game reviews as frequently as he used to. Previously, the  game reviews were the main bread and butter for his channel, but he recently stated that you will have to wait until September, 2017 before he starts doing reviews again.

This has unquestionably sent shock waves of anger through the Angry Army, because he’s basically going to limit his output to about one or two angry game reviews a month. This was announced in a six minute video he did after also acknowledging he would be on vacation throughout most of the summer from July through August.

According to Joe, the only two video game reviews they have planned in September are Total War: Warhammer 2 and Destiny 2.

The announcement was not met with a lot of positive feedback. Majority of Joe’s content and financial support comes from producing videos, hosting subscriptions and selling shirts and other goods, so he obviously felt that scaling back specifically on game reviews was doable.

However, the video for Joe’s announcement in scaling back on reviews was met with a majority negative amount of comments and dislikes.

The thing that made people most angry about this was that Joe isn’t ending his reviews overall, just his game reviews. As pointed out by ReviewTechUSA, Joe is still producing reviews on the channel, just for other content not entirely related to games, such as his ongoing Game of Thrones reviews.

As pointed out in the video above, Angry Joe has indeed begun censoring all the comments on his videos now and removing the like/dislike ratio so now fans and viewers can no longer see what the ratings look like.

This isn’t entirely new for a YouTuber. Infamously, John “TotalBiscuit” Bain also did the same thing a while back, limiting interactions to those on Twitter instead of allowing people to post comments on the videos. He does, however, leave the ratings system up so you can see whether people like or dislike the content.

Joe’s measure is more akin to culture critic Anita Sarkeesian, who also infamously has all comments on her videos disabled and the like/dislike ratio disabled as well. She claimed that it was so her viewers didn’t have to see all the harassment from the comments, but others believe it’s so that comments containing fact-checks on her claims won’t be publicized on the video.

In the case of Angry Joe, he has more than 2.8 million subscribers, and obviously not a lot of people are happy about it, as evident in the comment section.



Other subscribers and financial backers were more angry about the promises made by Angry Joe about content scheduling, which now seems to be put on the back burner. This was a bigger issue for the financial supporters of the show, who felt as if it was one excuse too many.

One of Joe’s former cohorts, Micah Curtis from Blistered Thumbs, also chimed in about the issue and explained that it seems as if Joe is attacking his own audience.

Micah Curtis makes the point that the people who donate to Angry Joe’s show should have some say in the content since without the people’s donations there is no Angry Joe Show.

Joe gained a lot of supporters and followers when he was doing reports and feedback on anti-consumer topics, such as his viral video about Microsoft’s Xbox One DRM, or pointing out the dangers of on-disc DLC and other ill practices employed within the gaming industry, but since then he’s moved away from those topics and have focused more on pop-culture content and skit show reviews.

According to Joe, the comments and ratings will be re-enabled after about a month’s time. This is likely assuming that people won’t use the opportunity to trash the channel and Joe once the comments are re-enabled. For now a lot of Joe’s fans seem to be taking the attitude that they will simply unsubscribe for now and maybe they’ll come back in September when Joe finally produces a game review.


[Update:] Angry Joe has put out a video explaining his position on the decision to censor comments and how the decision was based on people who he claims are trying to shut down his other content.


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  • FlamingoJet

    Once he started down the path of movie reviews, taking over game reviews for about 5 months, I unsubbed him. That’s not the content I came for.

    Now I hear he’s sucking sjw dick like Sarkesian? No just, no. And on top of attacking his own supporters?

    Time to bail boys.

  • FlamingoJet

    Once he started down the path of movie reviews, taking over game reviews for about 5 months, I unsubbed him. That’s not the content I came for.

    Now I hear he’s sucking sjw dick like Sarkesian? No just, no. And on top of attacking his own supporters?

    Time to bail boys.

  • AR7777

    Those youtubers are useless anyway

  • Alistair

    I never seen such comments in my left.

    Let start of with the obvious, there no harm taking time off however He could handle it better.

    Also he could still left the comments open, even if people are shouting matches.

    Angry joe didn’t say he for censorship or not, if you on one side or the other you must be consistent.

    Because people will call you out. I don’t care what Angry joe become but calling us out Because we Got the gall to question Angry joe.

    Antia shut her comments all the time does that not rub people the wrong way and you question me because I question why Angry joe doing the same shit she does.

  • Phasmatis75

    He’s always been progressive and defended stupid things his sponsors did. Not surprised he didn’t grasp basic market dynamics and pissed off his core fanbase.

  • Michael P

    Watched him for a couple of years and within genres we both like, his opinion almost always aligned with mine. But his reviews come late and it was far more convenient to get the info earlier/elsewhere, so I mostly stopped watching.

    It’s his channel and if he can afford to do away with most reviews, good for him but he’s never really been a reliable source of info for reviews anyways. Too few and too late imo.

  • Anon

    Never really cared much for Angry Joe. Just another angry video game reviewer in a sea of avgn rip offs.

  • Kiryu

    Angry Joe is a dishonest weasel whose ego got too big now that he makes the big $$$,i unsubbed from him after he stabbed gamers in the back and defended Anita Sarkeesian back then.I always prefered Alphaomegasin,much more genuine guy.

    • Phasmatis75

      How has Alpha been lately? I haven’t watched his videos in awhile.

      • Salt Miner

        He’s made quite a few vids since last month. After being on a 6 month hiatus. Not sure what his reasons were though.

        • Phasmatis75

          Sometimes you just need some downtime.

      • Kiryu

        He’s doing fine,still the same old cool dude.You should check out Nichegamer podcast where he was the guest.

        • Phasmatis75

          Rather against listening to anything Niche gamer’s resident SJW is a part of. Plus Podcasts aren’t my thing.

  • s_fnx

    Agitated Pedro has had enough.

  • AlecJ

    Seems like a tool.

    Ill let his fans decide how to deal with it. Ive already spent too much time on the issue writing this sentence….

    getter done

  • Gaijin-

    I watch his videos and generally like his work, but in the last couple of years he has clearly reduced the proportion of game reviews versus other content.

    Something else I have noticed recently is lack of preparation / documentation when he offers a first impression or an opinion. It’s not always, but on occasion he makes terrible mistakes in his comments that show he has not done any research on the topic he is discussing. That’s a shame, as he did not use to be like that. As the comments on youtube point out, 2010’s Joe would kick this Joe’s ass.

    With that said, I think it’s his channel and the guy has a right to take a break or do something completely different… the same way his audience has a right to not like it and go somewhere else for game reviews.

  • Disqusted

    I found Angry Joe entertaining at times, but I don’t always agree with him. I only watched some of his videos, and I think I stopped watching him altogether when he decided to side with anti-gamers and Suckeesian. I’d imagine he grew out of his initial scope and let his success and popularity get to his head.

    To me, he’s just a random guy who sometimes makes valid points, and his angry tantrums over game issues can be entertaining and cathartic to the rest of us who feel the same way but don’t or can’t openly express it. I feel that is the core of what made him popular. He should have stuck to that.

    YouTube comments are full of so much shit. I don’t even like to read them. It’s usually some random person who literally doesn’t care about the video, who dropped by just to complain about it and say they don’t care or like it, while boasting about how great they think they are. “You’re wrong, I’m right.” “You suck, I’m the best.” How pathetic do they have to be to spend all their time boasting about themselves in response to stuff they don’t care about? Those people need to get a real f**king hobby.

    Someone like me who has almost no subscribers (on purpose, I like to keep a low profile) can get away with disabling comments. I don’t read them most of the time anyway. But Angry Joe has so many subscribers. If he’s being so bothered by the comments, he should just ignore them instead of disabling them.

    I heard Soros’ mind virus got to Totalbiscuit, too. Can’t criticize him too much though, as he’s on his way out and it’s probably driving him nuts. It’d drive me nuts, too. Although I still don’t think I’d ever become an SJW. Before that happened, I’d leave a note to have someone put me out of my misery.

    • Kiryu

      Angry Joe is basically the Alex Jones of game reviews,can’t take him seriously.

    • LurkerJK

      I think Totalbiscuit is in a “i am dying soon, i have nothing to lose, i have no time for bullshit, so i do whatever i want and you get to suck it” phase. Ive seen old ppl doing that before, they start acting like pregnant women

      Angryjoe is more in a “im too big to fail so i can just totally act like a drama queen, take 4 months off and not end up like Spoony at all. Like and subscribe! and dont forget to visit my patreon!” phase

      • That’s a good summary of the situation.

      • That’s a good summary of the situation.

    • LurkerJK

      I think Totalbiscuit is in a “i am dying soon, i have nothing to lose, i have no time for bullshit, so i do whatever i want and you get to suck it” phase. Ive seen old ppl doing that before, they start acting like pregnant women

      Angryjoe is more in a “im too big to fail so i can just totally act like a drama queen, take 4 months off and not end up like Spoony at all. Like and subscribe! and dont forget to visit my patreon!” phase

  • Alistair

    Ladies and gentlemen Angry joe has been cucked out. It was a matter of time.

    Anyways I always suspected Angry joe as being a suspected SJW because he made a vid against gamergate. And defending Antia in another vid.

    Now this just confirms that I was right. And I’m disappointed too.

    • Disqusted

      The anti-gamer and pro-suckeesian vids aren’t suspect so much as they should have already convinced you.

    • SGTBuzzyBean

      Holy shit you guys are so balls deep into this SJW/Anti-SJW nonsense that you are becoming delusional… This whole website and it’s community is cancer.

      • ThyPancakeConsumed

        Thanks for compliment, now don’t let that door hit you.

      • Mr.Towel

        You know, if you want to get your point across you better give a reason to it.

        Name calling for the sake of name calling is just an emotional reaction, we can see through the tantrums.

      • Alistair

        Hmm interesting how about you lot stop bullying devs like removal of this game. And any other game that Antia and co doesn’t like.

        It cancer like the left that is pro-censorship is the problem get rid of them then we stopped.

        As I not your keeper, you and them aren’t my keeper so why censorship or in this case a game being removed.

        SJWs: “we not taking away your games” what a joke.

        • SGTBuzzyBean

          What are you even talking about? Look how you are proving my point. I think Anita is cancer too. Look how balls deep you are into this SJW “conspiracy” that you scream “SJW” at everyone who disagrees with your logic.

          • Alistair

            Sorry to bust your oversized ego, but you haven’t proven anything.

            You just a fool, along with a long line of tools that are denial of things like “there no such thing as regression left, SJWs it all conspiracy on our part”

            all how about the classic denial “it not censorship it’s localisation”

            really it doesn’t matter what I said about Angry joe, closing his comments he can’t preach then does what Antia does. Because my comment still stands you will think it all conspiracy still.

            “There no SJW out there, Antia didn’t say to Sargon a shithead a human garbage, there no censorship in video games because what Devs do it their right, no one influenced nobody etc etc.

            All you proven is counter and twisted everything back what I said, you are even more irrelevant more so that I’m not gonna bother answer back the good old we agree to disagree. 😎

          • durka durka

            I dont think its a conspiracy at this point man. All those ideas are based on marxism and post modernism and everything that they do has one goal to destroy western ideas.

            You can call it a conspiracy theory but once you understand what the goal is, you realize why the double standards on everything. Why everything the left does is glorified as something good no matter how nonsensial and mundane but everything the right does, thats bad.

            Its a power game, 2 sides fighting eachother to gain power and destroy the ideas of the other side and make them unacceptable in modern society which they also try to destroy because “post modernism”.

            Once you understand that, you will understand that its all about power, the sjws if you want to call them that, for short….they have taken over and they must be driven out with the only form of power they understand, power of narratives and peer pressure. normilization of our ideas and demonization of theirs in order to shift the balance towards the center.

            I have been convinced that arguments and nuance dont work on these people because they are propagandists.

      • Phasmatis75

        Kindly fuck on off then. Billy may be a nintendrone, but his articles and content are awesome. Hell I still come here to find out about new indi games that the other websites won’t talk about. The fanbase here is epic as well. Though it does suck when I get to the comment section late and all the obvious stuff is said. :(.

        If you don’t like it don’t hang around here. Similar to how I don’t like the SJW fanbase of Techraptor so guess who I don’t visit?

        • FlamingoJet

          Techrapor itself is not SJW. Perhaps some of it’s fans are, but the organization is largely neutral. It’s not even blacklisted by GG or at least it was not last time I checked.

          @SGTBuzzyBean:disqus, this is a PRO Gamer Gate site, which means Anti-SJW dicksucking. If you don’t like it, leave.

          This is clearly not the content you want.

          We are not fans of SJW’s here.

          • Phasmatis75

            Moderate is the same thing as SJW. Sometimes you have to understand there is no middle ground, no sense of neutrality. We gamers sat her and gamed. We enjoyed ourselves, we enjoyed our communities, and we had a good time.

            Then Gaming began to make money so first the investors came in and mucked up the industry. Nothing to be done about that and thank goodness for digital distribution giving smaller devs a capacity to put out great games.

            Then came the hipsters before the cult of SJW got going. “We’re like, totally gamers.” and we went owe cool what do you play? They didn’t play anything! They weren’t even causals or normies. They just wanted to infest the new hip culture, but didn’t want to be apart of it. Then we weren’t inclusive enough, we hated women. Where do tell me is the middle ground for that? The neutrality? You have hostile invaders and neutrality is saying “you two play nice now.”

            Then it got really bad. Progressive politics began being shoved into everything. It wasn’t going to stop and gamers finally had enough. We’d been insulted, mocked and treated like shit our entire lives. We weren’t going to lose our hobby as well. We stood up and fought back, their tactics didn’t work since we didn’t care about being insulted and were using 4th generational warfare against them.

            Where is the neutrality there: Allow some agenda some time? No there is no middle ground. We aren’t the belligerent party, nor are we the invaders. These SJWs don’t want to play games, they just want games to cater to them.

            As Vox Days said, never trust a moderate. They’re always the ones willing to shoot you in the back for the enemy.

          • FlamingoJet

            Your comment has absolutely nothing to do with Tech Raptor and you’re just complaining about how SJW’s invaded your hobby, which I do sympathize with it, but let’s stay on topic.

            My comment was about Tech Raptor being neither AGG or PGG but some of it’s readers or folllowers may be.

            Tech Raptor still has not been blacklisted by GamerGate. They are still a good website.

          • Phasmatis75

            Complaining no. I’m afraid you’ve never heard me complain complain. I consider SJWs to be nothing more than a parasitic infestation of humanity. The end result of what scientists deemed horrible social engineering practices (everyone is a winner, etc). They’re disfunctional and broken, more so than my disabled body.

            They would be ignorable, if not for the fact they can vote and harass developers and publishers. They didn’t invade my hobby, it was never my hobby for if it was mine, I would have driven them off and barred them from entry.

            No you claimed Tech Rapter was neutral and I demonstrated how Neural is the same as being in support of the other. Perhaps you need better examples: Ever been neutral on rape? You know allowing some rape some of the time for the sake of the rapists? Does it make sense now why it doesn’t make Tech Raptor noble to be neutral when they push for the same progressive cancer that has Asian developers looking at our industry as if we are toxic as we are insane?

            As one of the organizers in gamergate let me explain something to you. We were never and still are not a collective. We were loosely associated pool of groups that worked together with a set of common goals. Yet often differing values and judgements. Some believed for instance that trolling the SJWs was the way to go and they went about doing just that. Others organized Email campaigns and redpills (AKA like myself ).

            We never had a Green or black list that was formally agreed upon. Frankly I’d put Techraptor on the black list for supporting ISIS and attempting to fake moral outrage at Hatred. Though that would be just my opinion and some would agree with me and others would not. Gamergate now is largely dead and has been for years, so when you say we have not blacklisted it there is a good reason for that.

            Techraptor was in those days tolerated because it took a stance that wasn’t “Fuck gamers” and at that point the casuals amongst the ranks were happy with any website that took that stance. Of the original list of good websites a good chunk of them are now considered as bad as the legacy sites that united to condemn their readers.

            Their ratings decline should clue you in to how many people still tolerate their “journalism.” Let them pander to SJWs, but they’ll not bet taken seriously by others.

          • FlamingoJet

            DeepFreeze says otherwise.

            Frankly, you just sound cynical.

          • Phasmatis75

            Deepfreeze is not the defactor gamergate website. They have a system based on corruption alone. Not ideological or agenda pushing. Provided you aren’t corrupt and follow some ethical guidelines you will not be blacklisted by them.

            Even if I am cynical that’s not an argument. That’s essentially admitting I’m correct in what I am saying, but you don’t like it because you haven’t grown up.

          • FlamingoJet

            No, you just sound like an angry, little, cynical pissant with trust issues. TechRaptor’s not been nasty or done anything “to date”, you are essesntially hating on them because they are neutral stating that they are SJW supporting and yet have no facts to back it up. You’re essentially just saying that because they are neutral, they can not be trusted.

            That’s stupid sins of the father and guilt by associating type shit.

            Wait until they actually do something before attacking them.

          • Phasmatis75

            Allow me to be frank with you. Humanity is ultimately a sad pathetic existence that has shirked their potential for meaningless pursuits that stroke their sense of self worth. That isn’t cynicism that’s simple truth.

            Take yourself for example. The only reason you care about what I am saying about Techraptor is you either have a personal investment with it or the staff, or you are a loyal brand zombie who can’t objectively even evaluate what you defend. Your attempts to insult me stem from a disonance in your mind, if you truly believed what I said was without merits you would counter what I’ve said with logic and reason. Using emotional arguments shows you on some level know I’m speaking the truth.

            Even if I was a cynic it wouldn’t make me wrong, so even calling me such is a mute point.

            Now as for why I don’t like Techraptor is because I’ve seen them act like SJWs. Watched them try to be edgelords celebrating ISIS because they wanted to be reactionaries about the Hatred developers. When called on it they resorted to mob attacks against those that called them out on it and retreated into their little hug box.

            Perhaps you have not grown up yet, I can’t tell from this conversation your age but I suspect you are from the millenial generation or the generation that created that abomination (that’s a scientific statement FYI, all that social engineering science has not said we should never have been doing). Neutrality doesn’t mean being right. Middle ground is not correct.

            Allow me to provide you with a hypothetical situation. Middle ground for rape is to allow rape some of the time. In other words middle ground/neutral parties endorse rape. Middle ground/Neutral parties endorse censorship of the medium and permit harassment by the SJWs. For more see the pic.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/17440778c7d7ba9eb6b2019e43f416721905ce2c5da33603495c464e17d52d34.jpg

            To address this sentiment that sins of the father you are mistaken. Your essentially admitting with this argument that Techraptor is SJW or built by SJWs. I know this is not your intent. I believe you meant guilt by association. On a basic level there is merits to guitl by association depending on the situation context.

            For instance those that attend the Bilderberg conference or are Masons all share a sense of unity thus they while not being convictable for the actions of others never the less will bear the stigma that comes from it. Yet condemning someone that lives in a poor area because they live in a poor area is wrong.

            As for not attacking them before they’ve done something, they already have, so I will. If you believe them truly innocent then you will worry not about what I have to say. It would be meaningless conjecture of a bitter cynic, but your attempts to silence me, by insults couple with poor reason tell me that you indeed know my claims have truth. Whatever degree of merits you believe them to have is irrelevant.

            I should inform you that because of my detestment for humanity I have a very low inclination to adopt into group acceptance. The more the group deviates from objective standards and principals of a functional society the more I come to resent its existence. Thankfully nature is less kind than I am and constantly seeks these groups eliminations.

            Techraptor is SJW. Neutrality doesn’t exempt you from critique. Only reframing from action does. Like Switzerland during both World Wars. Techraptor doesn’t reframe thus they are guilty. It’s frankly that simple.

          • FlamingoJet

            HMMMMMMMMMMMM…

            I find merit to your points and examples. I have been following TechRaptor for a bit and I’ve not seen these examples of SJWism you are referencing. If it’s true, I’ll have to drop them and then be due with a recommendation because fucking goddamnit am I sick of having to switch sites.

            Yes, I meant Guilt by Association, used the wrong term. Thank you for that correction.

            My emotional response is because I’m sick and tired of these fucking SJW cunts infecting everything I love or follow.

          • Phasmatis75

            To be fair I haven’t followed them in years, so they honestly could have changed. I simply refuse to give them another chance.

            Agreed, I’m tired of that cult ruining everything.

          • FlamingoJet

            Still waiting on those recommendations, mate.

          • FlamingoJet

            Still waiting on those recommendations, mate.

          • Well said. Whilst I don’t think that Moderates are exactly the same as SJWs, I do find that they are just moral high-horse fence-sitters who do nothing but aid the SJWs.

            They are the ones who will tell you to stop attacking SJWs and how we have to reason with and accept SJWs ideology. Which practically means accepting censorship.

            What Moderates ALWAYS fail or refuse to see is that SJWs are the ones invading and Gamers are the ones defending.

            This image sums up Moderates quite well:

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/01f80c1f021160253fe566ebd145fd579f1c51296e89052a4434c0e737690939.jpg

          • Phasmatis75

            Let’s look at this reasonably. While yes there is a distinction between the two as far as you should be concerned it doesn’t matter. Like the chart shows they’re pushing for the same thing the enemy is pushing for, so they are the enemy.

            The only difference is you defeat one by engaging and the other by mocking and excluding. SJWs should be engaged and repelled, companies that promote it should be boycotted, and this should be a collective effort where middle ground is chastised.

            Moderates should be excluded from decision making and mocked whenever they promote the other sides agenda. Never should they not be called out for promoting censorship and humiliated amongst their peers. When moderates understand that they must in fact pick a side they will pick the side that inevitably benefits them more, but they should never I repeat never be trusted.

        • FlamingoJet

          Techrapor itself is not SJW. Perhaps some of it’s fans are, but the organization is largely neutral. It’s not even blacklisted by GG or at least it was not last time I checked.

          @SGTBuzzyBean:disqus, this is a PRO Gamer Gate site, which means Anti-SJW dicksucking. If you don’t like it, leave.

          This is clearly not the content you want.

          We are not fans of SJW’s here.

      • Salt Miner

        Thank you my good man. Because of you I don’t have to make an extra trip to the store to buy more salt. When I can get it here for free.

        • FlamingoJet

          AHAHAHAHA

      • Kiryu

        You can fuck off then,nobody forces you to be here.
        IGN/Polygon/Kotaku may be more up your alley.

        • SGTBuzzyBean

          Nah, I can say whatever I want. Don’t care for Polygon, they are too PC in the way they carry themselves. Same goes for IGN and Kotaku. Don’t really follow MSM gaming sites. But gg man, thanks to you and everyone else responding for proving my comment.

          • ThyPancakeConsumed

            lol @ lame comeback 2 days later. Took you long enough to come up with 5 sentences.
            “Nah, I can say whatever I want.”
            And you make idiot out of yourself doing it, gg.

      • This whole website and it’s community is cancer.

        Cancer of cool. Drink it in man.

        https://media.giphy.com/media/M7gtacN7aPNsc/giphy.gif

        • SGTBuzzyBean

          Yeah man. Everything these days is a SJW conspiracy. I agree man. That’s a completely rational and well thought out opinion to have.

          • Bro, what part of my comment says everything is an SJW conspiracy?

            Perhaps you’re so entrenched in anti-anti-SJWism that you see it even where it doesn’t exist?

          • SGTBuzzyBean

            Nah I’m not entrenched. When you start thinking rationally, you realize that ultimately SJWs and Anti-SJWs are all retarded. It’s basically an endless case of people just reacting to each other and then people reaction to each other’s reactions. The whole thing is cancer.

          • This is not both sides acting retarded:
            http://www.oneangrygamer.net/2017/07/house-party-returns-to-steam-censored-uncensored-patch-available-for-download/36125/#comment-3441452509

            When exactly did anti-SJWs get an SJW game banned or removed from a distribution shop? When exactly did the anti-SJWs force the censorship of a product?

            Don’t worry, ace, I’ll wait until the twelfth of never for a response.

          • SGTBuzzyBean

            Of course wanting to make cultural appropriation is stupid. The very thought of cultural appropriation being bad is dumb. There are SJWs out there, nobody’s disputing that. But just like the amount of SJWs out there, many anti-PC people are becoming just as extreme as the SJWs. For example, if you look at a game that features a diverse cast, people lose their minds and shout “SJW!!!”. So what? Who cares if a dev wants to have a diverse cast or a female lead. I can understand when original characters are changed to be more diverse. In such a case I can understand an outrage , although personally, when it comes to fictional characters, I don’t care but that’s besides the point.

            The point I’m making is there’s nothing wrong with being anti-PC or against SJWs but the anti-PC community is becoming extreme. You can see it with many youtubers too.

            Look, I admit, my original post was rude. I shouldn’t have called your website cancer, I apologize for that. Perhaps we can have a good mature debate about this topic.

          • many anti-PC people are becoming just as extreme as the SJWs. For example, if you look at a game that features a diverse cast, people lose their minds and shout “SJW!!!”. So what?

            I don’t think people mind if there are diverse characters in a game, they’ve always existed. What most people get annoyed with is the fact that they’re used as a political talking point. Tokens to score virtue signaling points. Very rarely are the characters cool or likable, most are just walking, talking cliches with cringe-worthy stories. At least I do have to give props to Capcom and Namco for actually including some cool characters into SFV and Tekken 7 who weren’t lame or cringy. And most people praised Capcom and Namco for the characters. I don’t think I’ve seen any anti-SJWs complain about Laura.

            The point I’m making is there’s nothing wrong with being anti-PC or against SJWs but the anti-PC community is becoming extreme. You can see it with many youtubers too.

            Maybe for some, but most people are tired of the political correctness, and the fact that criticizing political correctness automatically gets you labeled as an alt-Right, Nazi, transphobic, misogynistic racist.

            Look, I admit, my original post was rude. I shouldn’t have called your website cancer,

            LOL… no one really cares. I mean this site is called cancer by almost every other site out there. Most posts on this site aren’t allowed on NeoGaf, N4G, or many sub-Reddits other than KIA. People here just don’t have enough f*cks to give about all the other whiny snowflakes calling them or the site cancer, though.

          • Alistair

            I agree on all points, If you been reading my posts I been very hash criticism so I’m a heavy critic then at least you can’t call me ever a fanboy or a shill right.

            I’m so Anti-PC, Anti-Censorship as no one from the other side shows me any proof why games needs to be censored.

            Next up diversity I’m okay with that as you said diversity are already in games. Maybe you could called me a Anti-force diversity or Anti-shoehorn because that what force diversity is.

            Marvel shoehorn diversity into changing Thor original a male character into a woman Thor.

            What should be done and nobody wouldn’t care less that new diversity made up from scratch along side with existing characters.

            Let talk about diversity in ecchi games using two games as example and which one gets called out or both called out.

            Monster monpiece the first in the game series, May is a female lead character that control monster girls in the fan service heavy game, next up it the sequel Moero chronicles, this time around it a male lead character that control monster girls. so which one if any will be called out. Or it simply they pick both.

            There have been other ecchi games that have All female characters like monpiece and others that just got a male character and no ones give a dam about them. Apart from them.

            As with other sites, this one and Niche gamer are Anti everything neogaf and Mary Sue, polygon are pro everything that in they interest. But one thing we all agree on is we had enough of all the bullshit from MSM and certain websites out there.

          • Good points. And yeah… even though ecchi games get crapped on a lot by the SJW media, they’re usually a lot more diverse in an honest way than the typical SJW games.

            And Marvel’s whole diversity campaign is just vomit-inducing.

          • Alex Chaudhari

            Well maybe the scorched earth policy on entertainment perhaps.

      • AR7777

        There are literally more than a hundred other gaming sites with cucked community and administration, why don’t try those instead of complaining about this place which you obviously don’t like?

    • Mike Campbell

      He’s just neutral on gamergate and he doesn’t agree with Anita Sarkeesian, just he didn’t agree with the death and rape threats she was getting

      • Mr.Towel

        It misses the point though. This is what people were angry about his defense.

        Everyone knows rape threats and death threats are a bad thing. It’s fucking obvious, to make a big talking point out of it is no much different than to Virtue Signal.

        Besides, everyone gets rape and death threats for anything, from much before the internet was even a thing. Hate letters exists since letters were invented.

        In doing what he did, he attacked a portion of his audience for no other reason than missing the point and saying the obvious, using the same narrative anti-gamers journalists were using. It was a very stupid move on his part.

        • Mike Campbell

          but that doesn’t make ok to harass her and joe just call out on shitty behavior on them for doing it to her just because she criticizes video games (whether you agree with her or not)

          • ThyPancakeConsumed

            Mike stop shilling or learn not to be so obvious doing it.

          • Mr.Towel

            I’m not saying it’s ok, it’s fucking obvious it’s not ok, I’m saying it misses the fucking point. It’s bullshit.

          • Balpa

            It is actually ok to react vehemently to a feminist who depicts gamers, developers and males in general as evil.

    • Weisse

      He was neutral you dimwit! You think because he called out people to stop sending death threats and stop being vile to another person makes him a SJW?

      Twat!

      • Alistair

        Hmm interesting you know the saying ignorance is bliss, before you can called someone a twat, don’t be a bigger twat yourself.

        It makes you like a fucking tool.

      • durka durka

        He wasnt neutral he had a clear anti GG stance.

  • GuyverOne

    His videos where fun to watch but I stopped watching him years ago when it became apparent he was a SJW or at least jumping on that bandbagon.

  • durka durka

    angry joe has not been good in years if you ask me. He always had a thing with critisism he has banned tens of thousands of people.

    • ThyPancakeConsumed

      He also defended Anita and talked shit about gamergate.

      • VersVlees

        Which is disappointing because Angry Joe and Jim Stirling did call out developers/businesses for their anti consumer shenanigans. Yet both of them threw the gamers in front of the bus for some SJW’s creds.

        • ThyPancakeConsumed

          Its called being two faced: at first they talk and give flak to big companies for anticonsumer practices, earns trust and following, afterwards starts doing cuck thing. While i don’t know about Anger issues Joe, but i do understand Jim Sterling wanted to have we all know what with women like L. Alexander.

        • Phasmatis75

          A lot of SJWs will pretend to be on the other side of the field. You can spot them by ignoring their words and listening to their actions. They always push the Progressive standpoint forward or will defend it, or refuse to condemn and work against it.

  • Cinj

    Talk about entitlement. I don’t even like the guy myself, but it’s his time and energy to spend as he pleases. He doesn’t owe anybody shit.

    • Kain Yusanagi

      Except, y’know, the people that actually financially support him and the content he creates, who he’s promised many times things he’s not delivered…

      • Vcom7418

        When the hell did that happen?

      • Cinj

        Don’t like your money swirling down a toilet, stop tossing it in the bowl.

        • Kain Yusanagi

          That doesn’t abrogate his responsibility or debt towards those who did so pay towards him creating certain content he promised and never came forward with.

    • So then he isn’t owed money via Patreon or subscriptions, right?

      • Cinj

        Not at all. People can choose to give him money or not. Last I checked, it was still a free country. Don’t like someone or don’t feel you’re getting your money’s worth, don’t fund it… kindergarten level shit, quite frankly.

    • Alistair

      What narrowly minded thought. Good grief.

      You can’t choose to be a SJW 1 day and Anti SJW the next And back again.

      like others had said he was dead against gamergate and defended that feminist Anita.

      Now he getting shit because he given out shit lol 😂

      • Cinj

        Not defending him in the slightest. As I said, I don’t like the guy myself. But throwing a hissy fit because someone wants to take a break is some petulant behavior. Regardless of his personal beliefs or whatever, I don’t see any point in attacking the guy over this. It’s just petty shit.

        • Mr.Towel

          As far as I’m aware, he made promises he obviously don’t care about keeping, using people’s money. It’s not much different than a failed kickstarter. You can still argue they were stupid to give their money to him on the first but you can’t exactly say they don’t have the standing to complain.

        • Alistair

          I’m questioning the way he shutting up gamers like Anita did.

          I said above he could handle it much better, and left the comments open like his latest vid has comments open.

    • Disqusted

      I get where you’re coming from (I’ve often had people demand I give them free shit, claiming I owed it to them) but it really depends on whether he’s taking money, or making promises, or anything like that.

  • Pratim Gupta

    Meanwhile AVGN and Cinnemassecre is doing fine while TGWTG or ‘Channel Awesome’ is becoming horse sh*t

    • Vcom7418

      Funny enough, AVGN and CInemassacre are doing the same thing as Angry Joe. Suprisingly, only one fanbase blew out on it’s creator (though there was some hate towards Rolfe as well).

      • giygas

        Since when did Cinemassacre sperg out at fans and disable comments?

        • Vcom7418

          Because they don’t get as much hate?

          AVGN vids had various quality in recent years, Joe stayed the same. And I am not saying Rolfe deserves any hate, I’m saying neither does.

          • durka durka

            why does angry joe gets so much hate though? Could it be him?

          • Vcom7418

            And what is he doing wrong compared to AVGN?

          • Mr.Towel

            AVGN let his voice sound loud and clear from the very beginning. Everyone knew he was a movie buff first, he went into Cinema school and has a long personal history with movies. He said from the very beginning his main content is movies and he would slowdown on games.

            He just a retro gamer who got famous but his main passion is movies. People were aware of this. They didn’t give him money on the pretense he would make more video game content, which is Angry Joe’s case here. Most of his fan base was built around his opinion on games, not movies. I’m under the impression he was ignoring the demands from his fans for a while and for them this recent change in direction finally confirms what they were fearing, he lost his passion.

          • TBill

            I think people either forget or don’t know that his company was called Cinemassacre. He started posting things there before Youtube. As you said, he never hid the fact that movies were his primary love and pursuit.

      • giygas

        Since when did Cinemassacre sperg out at fans and disable comments?

      • Pratim Gupta

        When James or Mike did something like this?? As far as i know they are some of the polite youtubers out there, i never saw a video or topic where the discussion or the ratings turned off, even in the controversial video ‘Ghostbusters 2016,No Review I Refuse’

        • Vcom7418

          I meant doing vids on movies and let’s plays. James and Mike and Angry Joe are doing the exact same thing in that regard.

          • Pratim Gupta

            James and Mike came first, TGWTG was inspired by AVGN, without Mike and James, Doug, Joe, Lupa any of them wouldn’t have an advantage. Think Cinnemassecre as Nintendo and TGWTG/Channel Awesome as Sega.

          • Vcom7418

            What does Channel Awesome have to do with anything?
            AVGN and Rolfe was, usually, about video games, with some movies (in particular, horror) on the side, before (I think) 2015, before doing Let’s Plays on James and Mike Mondays, and then, slowly but surely, movie reviews that were to his interests like Godzilla.
            Joe was also, usually about video games, but gave his thoughts on geek culture in general before 2016, when he started doing movie reviews in addition to game reviews. Despite the fact that they didn’t slow down the production of Angry Game Reviews, people flipped their shit.

          • Kain Yusanagi

            James and Mike formally semi-retired the AVGN without making a promises they never kept, or shitting on their fanbase, that’s why.

    • durka durka

      why does TGWTG exists at this point?

  • Hawk Hopper

    If Seven Pesos Paco Angry Joe is so worked up over comments and ratings, I wonder if he could enlist YouTube Heroes into his Angry Army. Go total war, have YT Heroes hungry for points go delete all the naughty comments, and fight cancer with full blown AIDS.

    I don’t get how Joe can be angry with people who have probably been supporting him for years. They put up with all his skit bullshit and reviews that come out way after everyone else has had their say. I don’t extremely hate or love Joe the way others do, but it’s hard not to understand that his audience feels like they’re being pushed away.

    And because of his low output there are plenty of games he still hasn’t reviewed, so him saying that because there isn’t much coming out right now isn’t an excuse to not put out what everyone wants—->Game Reviews. That’s one thing I hated in the days of X Play on TV. Every summer they’d say that because it was the summer “dry season” there wasn’t much to review, which just made me wonder why they didn’t review stuff they had missed. I think it’s a bad sign when “new” content creators are falling into the thought patterns of now dead gaming media.

    And coincidentally, right as I was about to read this article I saw that SomeOrdinaryGamers uploaded a video about this very topic.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyoAqc3t9kk

    • Vcom7418

      A couple of counter points:

      1) Joe himself hates YT Heroes
      2) I hate his comment section. Everytime I look at it, I think those came from botspams. There are sometimes when the section crosses the line.
      3) There is no low output. He increased the output with Let’s Plays and Movie reviews, while leaving the Game Reviews unchanged since 2014 (About 13-14 reviews a year). The one year when he made vids non-stop almost made him lose his social life.

      • 1) Joe himself hates YT Heroes

        He’s basically turned into a YT Social Justice Hero with his latest move.

        2) I hate his comment section. Everytime I look at it, I think those came from botspams.

        Comment botspam is in every comment section across every community across the web. So should we close down all comment sections everywhere?

        There are sometimes when the section crosses the line.

        Like how? Calling out obvious BS?

        • Vcom7418

          1) Did he though? Disabling all comments vs disabling comments you don’t like? Plus, he reopened the comments, at least on his latest vid.
          2) As much as I would like that…anyway, though, that’s the problem, they are not spambots, they are dumb people who want more of what wasn’t taken from them
          3) “Make more angry reviews” is the common call out of “obvious BS”, except the output of angry reviews hasn’t changed since 2014.

          • 1) Did he though? Disabling all comments vs disabling comments you don’t like?

            He disabled all the comments.

            Plus, he reopened the comments, at least on his latest vid.

            Well sure, because it deals directly with the topic at hand. I’ll need to update the article with the video.

            3) “Make more angry reviews” is the common call out of “obvious BS”, except the output of angry reviews hasn’t changed since 2014.

            But the output of subpar content and reviews of stuff unrelated to games has increased. That time could be spent making game reviews.

          • Vcom7418

            1) Exactly! How’s that Social Justice?
            2) Very well.
            3) But some people love that content. And let’s put it this way. Suppose Joe works 6 days a week, with one day of break. On that said day, he does 1-2 movie reviews. The trailer reactions take (I think) only 1-1.5 hours to record and edit.
            Is there really content lost? Plus, if he cut everything and did game reviews in that time, that’s an increase by only 1 vid.
            Maybe my logic is flawed here (probably is). But I don’t think a lot more game vids would be made if he didn’t do movies/trailer reactions.

          • 1) Exactly! How’s that Social Justice?

            SJWs disable comments.

          • Vcom7418

            Hmm…using personal experience, Mary Sue deletes separate comments (as in, valid points to their stupid articles).
            I think it’s only Femenist Frequency who does that.

          • Vcom7418

            What about Pewdiepie? Or TB before he went insane?

          • Pewdiepie is anti-SJW, but I can’t say the same for TB.

          • Vcom7418

            THat’s what I meant. Didn’t Pewds disable his comments for a while?
            And TB as well, and he wasn’t SJW before the election (which I can sorta sympathyze with him) and CoxCon.

          • I don’t like Pewdiepie but he experiments with different things, and he’s ultimately anti-SJW so he came back around to re-enabling the comments.

          • Alistair

            Hmm that a tough on about TB he was a supporter of gamergate and I got total respect of him as a fellow Brit.

            But I do not know what he up to, people moved on, he did question about dragon crown.

          • Alistair

            It’s the oldest trick in the book disable comments for the master to shout but to silent the others.

            Like, “I have to the last Say”

            It another form to control speech.

          • Sam

            >1) Exactly! How’s that Social Justice?

            SJWs routinely disable comments and likes/dislikes.

            >3) But some people love that content. And let’s put it this way. Suppose Joe works 6 days a week, with one day of break. On that said day, he does 1-2 movie reviews. The trailer reactions take (I think) only 1-1.5 hours to record and edit.
            Is there really content lost? Plus, if he cut everything and did game reviews in that time, that’s an increase by only 1 vid.

            Works? Twitch streaming? Hell, Delroth streams more content on the channel than Joe does. If he isn’t doing game reviews, then what is he “working” on? His movie reviews take as long to film as they already are, it’s just Joe and some others sitting down talking. Barely any editing needed. Just shit in the background. Same for his GoT or any other reviews that aren’t AJS Angry Game Reviews.

            So, what exactly is he working on for 6 days a week?

          • LurkerJK

            He most likely wastes a big chunk of his time with cons (he goes to ALL of them), interviews nobody give a fuck about and closed doors “developer previews” that only newbies bother attending because they are hand crafted fake bullshit

            All youtubers i watch have stopped attending those years ago, they take a lot of time and the content produced there is shit that nobody likes often costing subscribers and ad revenue, Joe probably just likes attending and gives few fucks about fans liking the content.

          • LurkerJK

            He most likely wastes a big chunk of his time with cons (he goes to ALL of them), interviews nobody give a fuck about and closed doors “developer previews” that only newbies bother attending because they are hand crafted fake bullshit

            All youtubers i watch have stopped attending those years ago, they take a lot of time and the content produced there is shit that nobody likes often costing subscribers and ad revenue, Joe probably just likes attending and gives few fucks about fans liking the content.

          • LurkerJK

            When you disable comments you are burning down communication channels, not only to you but between your watchers/readers. You are saying that “you know best” and that nobody else in the world had, has or will ever have anything interesting to add. You voice is the one voice, the only voice.

            Its the attitude of an entitled narcissist with a god complex just like the ones SJWs have

          • Vcom7418

            But that’s why he is trying to see whether it’s better or worse to leave the comments on. Hell, in theory, he said it would be smart financially if he did leave them on, since people update the page more to see the responses.
            I just don’t think that EVERYONE who locks their comment section is bad.

          • LurkerJK

            I’m not saying they are bad, I’m saying they are narcissistic pricks

          • LurkerJK

            When you disable comments you are burning down communication channels, not only to you but between your watchers/readers. You are saying that “you know best” and that nobody else in the world had, has or will ever have anything interesting to add. You voice is the one voice, the only voice.

            Its the attitude of an entitled narcissist with a god complex just like the ones SJWs have

      • Hawk Hopper

        1) Many people say that his former self would hate what he’s turned into. If he hated YT Heroes, it might now be the season of love.

        2) I love comment sections, bot filled or otherwise. He said that his comments are now filled with people actively trying to screw every up for him and that the comments are filled with shouting matches. So what? If people want to fight, let them. If he feels like a ran down nursery school attendant, then he doesn’t need to act like one and can ignore the comments.

        3) Low output of what people actually want to watch. His movie reviews flood the channel and don’t get the same response and his video game reviews. And is putting out about a dozen reviews a year really that immense for a guy that does this for a living? Even with all the extra filler production, like the skits and costumes and other stuff, he uses that as a leverage point against his audience, even though he could faze out that stuff and probably keep most of them watching. And if he did almost lose his social life, that’s nobody’s probably besides his.

        • Vcom7418

          On that last one, didn’t Joe try to do review without skits? And people didn’t like that?

        • Vcom7418

          On that last one, didn’t Joe try to do review without skits? And people didn’t like that?

        • Phasmatis75

          2) It’s always been my policy to let people sperg until they threaten others or go to far with it. Often times you can stay out of it and let others argue and it boosts your numbers for interactions.